What is Walking and Stretching?

Category: Exercises

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Generic name: Walking

Walking is a moderate form of physical activity that can have important health benefits. Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle is deliberately elongated to its fullest length to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 57 12
Stiffness 54 12
Fibromyalgia 30 4
Muscle fatigue 11 0
Back pain 8 3
Improve mobility 6 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 7
Mild 7
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Walking and Stretching

Side effect Patients
Pain in lower back 2
Pain worsened 2
Tenderness 2
Bursitis 1
General Body Pain 1
Loss of balance 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Walking and Stretching

Dosage Patients
15 min daily 2
30 min daily 2
20 min weekly 1
30 min weekly 1
15 min m,w,f 1
20 min m,w,f 1
10 min daily 1
40 min m,w,f 1
20 min daily 1
45 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Walking and Stretching

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Reason Patients
Other 7
Side effects too severe 2
I didn't have enough time 1
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Duration

Currently doing Walking and Stretching

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3

Stopped doing Walking and Stretching

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 11
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 17
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3 patient evaluations for Walking and Stretching

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savedandfree
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savedandfree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started May 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

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sumbutterfly
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sumbutterfly
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain worsened)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily
Side effects: Pain worsened

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lisacapeheart
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lisacapeheart
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 18, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain worsened, Tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: Pain worsened, Tenderness

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Pain worsened, Tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Side effects: Pain worsened, Tenderness

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